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Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster '01 honored for leadership and human rights activism

The Jewish Week has named Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster among its "36 Under 36 2011: The New Re-engineers," citing her work as a human rights activist.  From the article:

"While as a baby she enjoyed a front-row view of the women’s ordination debate at JTS, as a rabbinical student Kahn-Troster participated in another successful ordination campaign: the seminary’s decision to ordain openly gay rabbis. Kahn-Troster was a rabbinical intern at the gay synagogue Congregation Beth Simchat Torah the year JTS adopted the new policy and got to see firsthand the impact the decision had on its members, many of whom grew up in the Conservative movement. “It was very exciting to fight for something and see it actually happen,” she said."

Rabbi Kahn-Troster was this year's Rennert Forum for Women and Judaism Lecturer at Barnard.